Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

I am totally stealing this idea for a Christmas post (and posting it belatedly and back-dating it...cause I can cheat like that).

This is a collection of songs that just say Christmas to me. The first is a novelty tune from many years ago that I haven't heard on the radio for ages. Thank you YouTube for existing so that I can listen to this song at Christmas.

Snoopy vs. The Red Baron

And it just ain't Christmas without a little Bing. The first one, The Little Drummer Boy, was from the last Christmas special he ever made, with a very young David Bowie.

The next one, White Christmas, of course, is from the movie Holiday Inn, made at the height of his popularity back in 1942.

I find it hard to listen to the next song without getting all teary. Probably because John Lennon died way too young and the song is so beautiful.

Happy Christmas/War Is Over

This last one I seldom hear because I don't live in the Pacific Northwest anymore. It is a really cheesy song and this version I found has some strange noises on the soundtrack but I love the pictures of Mt. Rainier, the Bon Marche star and the rain-slick Seattle streets. For me snow doesn't really mean Christmas. For me, it's not really Christmas unless it's raining.

Christmas in the Northwest by Brenda White

Merry Christmas to my family back in Seattle. I love you all and miss you always.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, my beautiful boy

Seven years ago, I was in the hospital, but I was happy.

Happy birthday,my son.

Happy Birthday, Beautiful Boy from itsjustme on Vimeo.